Teachings By Jesus

God or Man?

I don’t know how to love Him. What to do. How to move Him.I’ve been changed, yes really changed.In these past few days, when I’ve seen myself,I seem like someone else.I don’t know how to take this.I don’t see why He moves me.He’s a man. He’s just a man.And I’ve had so many men before.In… Continue reading God or Man?

Fear’s Ghastly Harvest

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve been through.Nobody knows my sorrow.Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen.Glory hallelujah!Sometimes I’m up, sometimes I’m down.Oh, yes, Lord!Sometimes I’m almost to the ground.Oh, yes, Lord.– From “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Had” in Slave Songs of the United States (1867) By survey, it is estimated that more than eighty percent of the… Continue reading Fear’s Ghastly Harvest

Religionism vs. Materialism

I believe I can fly. I believe I can touch the sky.I think about it every night and day.Spread my wings and fly away.I believe I can soar. I see me running through that open door!I believe I can fly, I believe I can fly, I believe I can fly!– R. Kelly, from “I Believe… Continue reading Religionism vs. Materialism


All hail the power of Jesus’ name! Let angels prostrate fall.Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all.Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all! O seed of Israel’s chosen race, now ransomed from the fall,Hail Him who saves you by His grace, and crown Him Lord of all.Hail… Continue reading Parables

Fishers of People

The road is long, with many a winding turnThat leads us to who knows where, who knows when.But I’m strong, strong enough to carry him.He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.… So on we go. His welfare is of my concern.No burden is he to bear. We’ll get there.… For I know he would not encumber… Continue reading Fishers of People

Turn the Other Cheek

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.Blessed are the pure… Continue reading Turn the Other Cheek

God’s Love

God hath not promised skies always blue,Flower strewn pathways all our lives through;God hath not promised sun without rain,Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.  But God hath promised strength for the day,Rest for the labor, light for the way;Grace for the trials, help from above,Unfailing sympathy, undying love.– Annie Johnson Flint (1866-1932), from “What God Hath… Continue reading God’s Love

Two True Things

People who need people Are the luckiest people in the world.We’re children, needing other children,And yet letting a grown-up pride Hide all the need inside,Acting more like children than children.Lovers are very special people. They’re the luckiest people in the world.– Henry Robert Merrill Levan (1921-1998), from “People” (1964) I wish that everyone could know Jesus… Continue reading Two True Things

Love In Action

When the moon is in the seventh house,And Jupiter aligns with Mars,Then peace will guide the planets,And love will steer the stars.This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius,Age of Aquarius, Aquarius! Aquarius! Harmony and understanding,Sympathy and trust abounding.Golden living dreams of visions,Mystic crystal revelation,And the mind’s true liberation. Aquarius!! Aquarius!!– Galt Macdermot (1928-2018), James… Continue reading Love In Action

And No Religion, Too

Imagine there’s no heaven. It’s easy if you try.No hell below us. Above us, only sky.Imagine all the people Livin’ for today. Imagine there’s no countries. It isn’t hard to do.Nothing to kill or die for. And no religion, too.Imagine all the people, Livin’ life in peace.You may say I’m a dreamer, But I’m not… Continue reading And No Religion, Too